Web App technologies choice
I am currently writing user interface in ember.js and need some help in server-side decision concerning transfer technologi and server-side script.
App is planned to simply wrap calling of few server-side script with adding some database suggar for handling users permissions and storing inputs-outputs.
Users has to be logged-in for proper work with application.
I am expecting high concurrency of working users and since I can use more paralel threads on server I am not entirely sure if I have to go with Node.js+socket.io.
Half of requests will be simple ask to database requests and other half will need little more computation time of another server-side script (up to 5s).
I will most probably use MongrelDB as database.
My biggest questions:
- Is today technologicaly safe to go with pure websockets or is better to have gracefull degradation of Socket.io?
- Will node.js scale nicely on multi-core box or should I use something like Mongrel2 with python backend?
- Will python backend handle big concurency giving that some responses are really long?
- How do I handle logged-in users with node.js+socket.io?
- Better to have graceful degradation - because websocket protocol is still in changing rapidly.
- For scalling, I'm use Redis pub/sub, but you can use cluster module for multi-core.
- Don't know.
- I'm share session from connect to socket.io with RedisStorage. You can use RedisStorage only for handle logged-in users.